(820 ILCS 65/40)
(a) An employer who fails to give notice as required by paragraph (2) of subsection (a)
of Section 10 is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $500 for each day of the employer's violation. The employer is not subject to a civil penalty under this Section if the employer pays to all applicable employees the amounts for which the employer is liable under Section 35 within 3 weeks from the date the employer orders the mass layoff, relocation, or employment loss.
(b) The total amount of penalties for which an employer may be liable under this Section shall not exceed the maximum amount of penalties for which the employer may be liable under federal law for the same violation.
(c) Any penalty amount paid by the employer under federal law shall be considered a payment made under this Act.
(d) If an employer proves to the satisfaction of the Director that the act or omission that violated this Act was in good faith and that the employer had reasonable grounds for believing that the act or omission was not a violation of this Act, the Director may in his or her discretion reduce the amount of the penalty provided for in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93-915, eff. 1-1-05.)